Under the umbrella of Innovation Fund Round Three of EEP/shiree, a project ‘Four Ideas For Poverty Alleviation and Climate Adaptation’ was launched in June 2011 and managed by Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha (SSS) to lift 800 most vulnerable households living in the flood prone areas of Pabna district out of extreme poverty. The main innovation aims to provide all-year round income through income generating activities (IGAs) such as three-tier vertical floating farming (3TF), two-tier vertical farming (2TF), flood resistance sugarcane varieties, garlic and mustard oil seeds production, SuryaHurricane solar lantern and Nakshi kantha embroidery. These are supported by climate change resilience awareness training and market development initiatives. A lesson learning process was undertaken to capture the key learning from the project utilising the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) benchmarks.
EEP/Shiree. Lesson Learning Report: SSS. Shiree, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014) 40 pp.